Royal Barge on display again at The National Maritime Museum

After an eight year absence, the Royal Barge will once again be on display at Het Scheepvaartmuseum. The Royal Barge, also referred to as the ‘Golden Coach of the water,’ was given a thorough overhaul. This unique barge was completely renovated and restored to once again be admired in all its magnificence. Now, this public favourite has finally returned to Het Scheepvaartmuseum. With the new setup in the boathouse, the beautiful golden ornaments are closer than ever before and can be admired in detail by the visitors.
The Royal Barge is a rowing barge that was built at the Navy shipyard in Rotterdam in 1816 for King William I. Since then, the Royal Barge has been used by the head of state for official events such as statevisits, jubilees, naval reviews, and the launching of new ships. The barge marked its final voyage in 1962 with the silver wedding anniversary of Queen Juliana and Prince Bernhard, and was then retired from service. 

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